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Don’t Endanger Arkansas Elections

Who knew that within a matter of weeks most everyone would become germophobes?  The pandemic hit and suddenly most people are better at washing our hands than a raccoon, stand far apart from one another, wearing a mask at the grocery store, and carry hand sanitizer. Some are more vigilant in their social distancing practice than even the government edicts. Liberals are using the pandemic as an exc…

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Asa’s Rules Criticized As Illegal Over-Reach

The Covid-19 rules for reopening Arkansas business is being met with push back from the Arkansas Dental Association. Governor Asa Hutchinson’ administration imposed many requirements on dentists before the state will permit elective dental procedures. The association through attorney Jenny Holt Teeter sent a letter to Governor Hutchinson saying his administration’s rules  are: “unfounded, in…

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A Facemask And A Politician

We like to hear stories of how companies and individuals have stepped up to make medical related supplies during the pandemic. When Governor Asa Hutchinson began his news conference on Friday, April 10, he took off his facemask and held it up saying: “Well I brought a new face mask today. This is given to me by T Y Garment Company here in Little Rock that produced these and brought some by the gov…

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Transparency or AR Senate Squabble?

When we first heard that Senator Jim Hendren, the leader of the Arkansas Senate, was considering a rule change for more transparency in the Senate we were hopeful.  But, when we read his statement, we were disappointed.  It was not so much about Senators wanting to open records to the public on important votes as it was about an internal squabble over a leadership vote. Still, if some Senators are…

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Does Leadership Change Signal More Conservative 2021 Legislature?

Some political insiders are saying the results of the legislature’s recent election of officers for 2021 is a sign the legislature is moving toward a more conservative agenda and therefore away from Governor Asa Hutchinson. While there could be something to their observations, we have a different reason to think the 2021 legislature may embrace a more conservative agenda. SURPRISE RESULTS The Arka…

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Concern With China Even Before COVID-19

Many people are mad at China and say they won’t buy Chinese goods anymore. because of the COVID-19 virus. Whether or not China caused the virus, people are furious the Chinese communist government clamped down on the news of how much the virus had spread in China and how many people were dying. China kept the rest of the world in the dark during a time that world leaders could have been taking mea…

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Being Scared – Punishing Liberty

Maybe you are not scared of COVID-19 but most people are. People fear each other, because this virus can be spread through the air and from surfaces touched by a person who doesn’t even know he is infected. Although we have been told the death rate is much lower than expected, no one wants to be a part of that statistic. To keep hospitals from being overwhelmed by the pandemic, politicians have im…

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Asa’s Income Tax Trap

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has delayed from April 15 to July 15 the deadline for filing and paying your federal income tax. The feds have also delayed the deadline for filing federal estimated income tax payments. The first federal estimated tax payment would have been due April 15 and the second payment of federal estimated tax would have been June 15. Federal paymen…

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COVID-19 & GROCERY TAX

The COVID-19 pandemic has made grocery shopping a huge source of anxiety for many people. Anxiety, because people are afraid of getting the virus while getting food for their family.  Anxiety, because they don’t know if the store will have in stock what they need. And for an increasing number of people, anxiety over whether they can afford to buy groceries and still pay other bills. With the econo…

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COVID-19 & TAX INCREASES LAST YEAR

We were asked by some readers to talk about the tax increases passed by the Arkansas legislature in 2019 and to explain what those taxes fund.  Some want to know if any of the tax increases can be shifted to other purposes, such as for responding to the COVID-19 emergency. TAXES INCREASED IN 2019 First things first, if you want to know if your local legislator tends to be truthful or will BS you a…

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